Make us your home page
Instagram

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Stabbed dog finally has his day

Beauty, even the canine kind, is in the eye of the beholder, and Charlie the mutt has a home.

Charlie is the Pasco County pooch who was stabbed in September after two roommates got into a fight. He recovered at the Pasco County Animal Services shelter, but weeks passed and Charlie wasn't adopted. Despite his sweet disposition, his size and his less-than-perfect looks may have been a factor, shelter officials said.

His days numbered, Charlie was scooped up by the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, a Tampa shelter that does not euthanize dogs. A sign on his cage described his plight and lovable personality.

A Tampa woman with a husband, three dogs, a big fenced yard and no children took Charlie home Thursday.

"She said, 'I don't think he's bad at all, I think he's cute,' so obviously she needs glasses," joked Humane Society executive director Sherry Silk. "He's a great dog. I think she just loved his spirit."

Silk said a Times column on Charlie has generated lots of calls and traffic to the shelter.

"We have plenty more animals, and every animal has its own sad story, frankly," she said, "whether the animal was a stray or its owner had to give it up because of the economy or the owner died."

Tampa

Stabbed dog finally has his day

Stabbed dog finally has his day 12/05/08 [Last modified: Friday, December 5, 2008 11:37pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. MLB umpires wear wristbands to protest 'abusive player behavior'

    Ml

    Major League Baseball umpires wore white wristbands during games Saturday, protesting "abusive player behavior" after Detroit second baseman Ian Kinsler was fined but not suspended for his recent verbal tirade against ump Angel Hernandez.

    Home plate umpire D.J. Rayburn wears a wristband to protest "abusive player behavior" on umpires by players as Rayburn heads to his position to call the first inning of a baseball game between the Milwaukee Brewers and and the Colorado Rockies late Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, in Denver. [Associated Press]
  2. Tropical Storm Harvey could regroup but stay clear of Florida

    Weather

    The remnants of former Tropical Storm Harvey could rebound while two other systems brewing in the Atlantic Ocean are unlikely to develop into severe weather.

    The remnants of former Tropical Storm Harvey could rebound while two other systems brewing in the Atlantic Ocean are unlikely to develop, according to the National Hurricane Center. [National Hurricane Center]
  3. Fatal hit and run closes section of Nebraska Avenue

    Accidents

    TAMPA — Police are investigating a fatal hit and run crash early Sunday morning on Nebraska Avenue.

  4. Sunday Conversation: Roberto Torres talks immigration

    Human Interest

    YBOR CITY

    Roberto Torres stands as one of the city's most impressive rising entrepreneurs. The owner of Blind Tiger Cafes, Black & Denim clothing company and CoWork Ybor has expanded his reach with locations at Tampa International Airport and The Morrison, a new mixed use development in the SoHo District. Torres, …

    Roberto Torres receives his American Dream award from U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor on Aug. 15.
  5. Tampa police officer shoots man in Ybor

    Crime

    A Tampa police officer shot a man while investigating a trespassing call at a vacant house on the eastern edge Ybor City early this morning, police officials said.

    Daniel Olinger, 68, was shot by an officer investigating a tresspassing call early Sunday morning. [Tampa Police]